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RheinTerrassenWeg-Stage Bodenheim - Mainz

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Between Bodenheim and Mainz, the RheinTerrassenWeg offers magnificent views over the Rhine, the Taunus and the banking metropolis Frankfurt. Particularly impressive is the view on the Laubenheimer Höhe. Later, the surrounding area changes, because the path surrounds the former limestone quarry of Weisenau with insights into the history of the earth. At the end of the Rhine follows to the state capital Mainz, where, in addition to the interesting old town with the cathedral, the Gutenberg Museum and the numerous wine bars will definitely be explored.

Degree of difficulty

2 of 5

Recommended equipment

Hiking clothes, backpack food with enough water, headgear, sunscreen

Route guidance

From the train station in Bodenheim, you can walk to the historical center. Past the oldest house in Bodenheim (Knebelscher Hof from 1606) and the historic town hall, the access road takes hikers past numerous old manors to Stiftswingert. In the vineyards you will find after 1.3 km on the main road.

The RheinTerrassenWeg leads gently uphill through the slope to the Rhine plateau, from which one can enjoy, especially in clear weather, grandiose views of the Rhine, Odenwald and the Frankfurt skyline. Particularly memorable is the view from the rest area at the branch to Laubenheim (rail connection) and from the Zöller Kreuz.

From the Laubenheimer Höhe starts the circumnavigation of the former Weisenau limestone quarry. A rest area provides a great geological insight. After crossing the A 60 follows the descent to the banks of the Rhine. Especially in wet weather, this passage, which runs on natural ground and is quite steep in the end, be slippery and require good surefootedness.

Along the Rhine you reach the city park of Mainz, where the main road ends. By way of access to the station Roman Theater on the edge of the old town of Mainz. A leisurely city tour to Martinsdom and Gutenberg Museum crowns this varied hike.

Requirement:

The environment of the RheinTerrassenWeges offers hardly any shade or cover against wind and weather, therefore suitably adapted clothing is important. 90% of the route runs on comfortable, mostly paved paths On the way you can stop on the Laubenheimer Höhe and on the banks of the Rhine.

Elevation

Approach

By car to Bodenheim: From the B9 exit direction Bodenheim, at the roundabout straight on, stay on L431, turn left onto Wormser Straße and follow to station

By car to Mainz: From the A60 (Mainzer Ring) on the B9 direction Mainz city center, continue on the L431, keep right on Rheinstraße, left into the Holzhofstraße

Public Transport: Train connections in Bodenheim, Mainz-Laubenheim and Mainz Roman Theater

Parking

Parking Bodenheim: Parking at the train station, Wormser Straße 8, 55294 Bodenheim
Parking Mainz: Parkhaus Römisches Theater, Holzhofstraße, 55116 Mainz

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Contact details:

Ortsgemeinde Bodenheim
Tourist Info Bodenheim
Obergasse 22, 55294 Bodenheim
Telephone: 06135 704913
Email: tourist-info@bodenheim.de
Internet: www.bodenheim.de/impressum.html

City of Mainz
Tourist Service Center Mainz
Bridge tower at the town hall, Rheinstraße 55
55116 Mainz
Telephone: 06131 242 888
Fax: 06131 242 889
Email: tourist@mainzplus.com
Internet: www.mainz-tourismus.com/service/impressum/

Contact details:

Ortsgemeinde Bodenheim
Tourist Info Bodenheim
Obergasse 22, 55294 Bodenheim
Telephone: 06135 704913
Email: tourist-info@bodenheim.de
Internet: www.bodenheim.de/impressum.html

City of Mainz
Tourist Service Center Mainz
Bridge tower at the town hall, Rheinstraße 55
55116 Mainz
Telephone: 06131 242 888
Fax: 06131 242 889
Email: tourist@mainzplus.com
Internet: www.mainz-tourismus.com/service/impressum/

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